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Spirituality in Educational Leadership
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Spirituality in Educational Leadership



February 2008 | 208 pages | Corwin
The fourth of a new book series on The Soul of Educational Leadership, this concise volume offers key ideas and strategies for identifying the spiritual, moral, and ethical dimensions of school leadership practice. With contributions from top leadership figures like Terry Deal, Dawna Markova, and Scott Thompson among others, this book combines research and thought-provoking ideas for practice.
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors
Robert W. Cole
Introduction
Paul D. Houston
1. What’s Spirituality Got to Do With It?
Stephen L. Sokolow, Paul D. Houston
2. The Spiritual Dimension of Leadership
Dawna Markova
3. Spiritual Courage: Leading From the Inside Out
Bea Mah Holland
4. Appreciative Inquiry: A Strategy for Reshaping Education That Builds on Strengths and Hopes
Eric Schaps
5. Community in School: The Heart of the Matter
Claire Sheff Kohn
6. The Stories of Practicing Superintendents: The Struggle to Make the Right Decisions
Christa Metzger
7. Personal Growth in the Workplace: Spiritual Practices You Can Use
Chuck Bonner
8. Spiritually Oriented Leadership in a Secular Age
Scott Thompson
9. Spiritual Leadership: The Invisible Revolution
Terrence E. Deal
10. Leadership on a Teeter-Totter: Balancing Rationality and Spirituality
 
Index

"This book will be useful to those who are trying to find a good balance in their lives and add a dimension of spirituality to their leadership."

Kenneth Killian, Assistant Professor
Vanguard University of Southern California

"The authors have made the information approachable, nonthreatening, and personal. They provide information about their own past roles as superintendents, which provides instant credibility."

Jennifer Baadsgaard, Assistant Principal
Roosevelt High School, San Antonio, TX

"The book addresses a very important topic. There are some powerful teachings in this volume, and it makes an important contribution to the field."

Lila Jacobs, Coordinator, Urban Leadership Program
California State University, Sacramento

Did not meet expectations

Mr Jim Bagniewski
School Of Education, Viterbo University
January 4, 2010

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